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Etihad Airways increases flights to India and Sri Lanka

ETIHAD Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is substantially increasing and upgrading flights to key cities in the Indian subcontinent.   Starting from January 1, 2013 flights to the southern Indian city of Kozhikode will be more than double, increasing from thrRead More

GKN becomes tier one member of UK’s MTC

GKN Aerospace has become a tier one member of the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC). The company joins other major UK-based aerospace manufacturers, including Airbus and Rolls-Royce, as a high level member of the centre - which has been founded in direct response to the UK government’s nRead More

Turkey to launch Istanbul airport tender

TURKEY aims to announce a tender competition for the construction of a third airport in Istanbul this month with a view to completing the bidding by the end of 2012 after spending 18 months choosing the site.   Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said that plans for the project were now wiRead More

Passengers cry foul as Kerala-Dubai airfares skyrocket

Airfares to Dubai from the Indian state of Kerala have skyrocketed by more than four times from now until the first few days of September as a result of the end of summer vacations and upcoming Onam festival.   Return airfare from Kozhikode, Kerala, to Dubai has gone up from around Rs19,0Read More

Finavia makes its airports more eco-efficient

FINAVIA is developing the eco-efficient operations of its airports. This also refers to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.   Emissions caused by Finavia’s largest airport, Helsinki Airport, clearly declined in 2011. As a result, the airport was accepted into the second Read More

AirAsia profit jumps despite `challenging` climate

Malaysia-based AirAsia on Wednesday announced a sixfold increase in second-quarter net profit as Asia`s budget travel leader increased revenue despite what it called a "challenging" aviation environment.   Net profit was 367.2 million ringgit (USD 115 million), up from 58.3Read More

Singapore's Changi Airport to raise stake in BAPL

Singapore's Changi Airport International (CAI) has decided to increase its stake in Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL) to 32.2% from 26% held since the project began in 2009.   The stake increase was announced during West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee's official vRead More

Govt to introduce anti-hijack bill in next session of Parliament

A bill to award death penalty to hijackers and give the right to security forces to shoot down an aircraft which may be used as a missile is likely to be brought in Parliament in the next session.   The Civil Aviation and Law Ministries are taking a fresh look at the much-delayed AntRead More

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